“Dr. Thomas Frieden succeeded, along with mayor Bloomberg, in banning cigarette smoking in an entire city, the largest city in the country. But the same guy says you can’t stop people from flying into the country from an Ebola country. Now, the last I checked, you don’t need a visa to smoke. You do need a visa to get into the country. Frieden did not think it was mean to contain cigarette smoking in New York City. He thought that was responsible. Cigarette smoking is not proven to kill everybody who does it. We can’t even calculate a smoking death rate, actually. There’s no way of actually doing it. And even at that, smoking takes decades to make people sick.
Not Ebola. So here’s a guy who had no problem stigmatizing smokers. Here’s a guy who had no problem banning them to the outer reaches of society because they smoked the evil tobacco weed. But with Ebola, well, you know, there’s nothing really. It’s bad, but, you know, it’s just not fair, just can’t do it.
RUSH: By the way, in addition to the smoking ban and stigmatizing smokers as the filthiest, deadliest people in the city of New York, Dr. Thomas Frieden, who now runs the Centers for Disease Control, was the man behind the banning of trans fats in restaurants in New York City. His health department also required chain restaurants to post calorie information to raise consumer awareness of the caloric impact of fast food. That’s who this guy is. You were asking me, “What is he saying?” This is who the guy is.
Smokers are public enemy number one, and we will banish them and their activity to the far reaches of our society. And we’ll do it with smiles, and we’ll do it with punishment in mind. It takes decades to kill from smoking and there is no secondhand smoke death risk. That’s another suppressed survey. The United Nations, the World Health Organization, they did research and they found it and they suppressed it. They did not report it, but we got the cached file from the website way back in the nineties. They studied it in country after country after, secondhand smoke might make people uncomfortable, but there’s no illness attached to it. It’s a big myth. Anyway, that’s who the guy is.”